Free pattern: Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat in 5 sizes

Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter, available in 5 sizes from newborn through adult large. This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.I have mentioned before that I lack the ability to make my own pom poms.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Yarnspirations.

I’m not sure why this is, and, yes, I have tried all the tutorials. The only thing that allows me to enjoy pom poms is my Clover Pom Pom Maker. I dusted it off to make the pom pom for the Aqua Ridge Beanie, and personally, I think it really makes the hat (though, of course, it is completely optional).

Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter, available in 5 sizes from newborn through adult large. This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.This is a pretty straightforward pattern but it’s rated intermediate because of the post stitches. (If you’re new to post stitches, you can find a video tutorial here.) Most determined or adventurous beginners could tackle this pattern successfully.

Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter, available in 5 sizes from newborn through adult large. This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.The cotton blend yarn is very soft. It’s like wearing your favorite t-shirt on your head! I originally designed this pattern for AllFreeCrochet, but I’ve since added 4 more sizes to the pattern.

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Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, Child/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is size Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 11” (28 cm) hat circumference, 5” (13 cm) length.
    • 3-6 months: 14.25” (36 cm) hat circumference, 6” (15 cm) length.
    • Child/Teen: 17.25” (44 cm) hat circumference, 8” (18 cm) length.
    • Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) hat circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.
    • Adult Large: 23.5” (59.5 cm) hat circumference, 9” (23 cm) length.

Materials

  • Bernat Maker Home Dec (72% cotton/28% nylon, 8.8 oz/250 g/317 yd/290 m) – 1 skein each in 11005 Aqua (CA) and 11008 Clay (CB), or approximately 160 yd (146 m) in each of 2 colors in any bulky weight, cotton blend yarn.


  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Pom-Pom Maker – Extra Large (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 in pattern = 4.5” (11.5 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous row, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. You can find a video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together – (Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and draw through 3 loops.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in the round with right (front) side facing.
  • Use CA for starting chain through Rnd 5, then change colors every 2 rows, carrying unworked color loosely on wrong side (inside of hat).

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with slip st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 7 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 FPdc around each st from Rnd 1, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Starting in first st, *(Fpdc around next st, dc in same st), FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (48 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 7: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (56 sts) 3-6 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 8: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (64 sts) CHILD/TEEN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 9: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (72 sts) ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 10: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. (80 sts) ADULT LARGE SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 11: *FPdc around next st, dc in next 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc.
  • Rep Rnd 11 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (5.5”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”)/11.5 cm (14 cm, 19 cm, 20.5 cm, 21.5 cm) from crown, ending after color change.
  • Rnd 12: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. – 40 (48, 56, 64, 72) sts
  • Rnd 13: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next st, sc2tog, sc in next 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) sts, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc. – 32 (40, 48, 56, 64) sts
  • Fasten off.

 Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side (inside of hat).
  • Using CB, follow package instructions to form pom pom. With yarn needle and yarn tails from tying pom pom, secure pom pom to hat by weaving yarn tails in on inside of hat.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/12/27/free-pattern-aqua-ridge-slouchy-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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